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Wireless Cooking Dishes
Wireless Cooking Dishes
Lotus Kitchen Hob Lets You Cook Food Anywhere
These futuristic cooking dishes by designers David Barry and Laurence Finnegan are part of the Lotus wireless cooking system. The system has been designed for various cooking styles and meal types and… MORE
Flat-Packed Floral Lighting
Flat-Packed Floral Lighting
Intricate Reassembled Masterpieces by Tord Boontje
The intricate fantastical creations of Dutch designer/artist Tord Boontje are regular features on TrendHunter.com. The latest line for Artecnica, the Future Flora Pendant, is nothing short of incredible. … MORE
Mummified Fashion
Mummified Fashion
Iris van Herpen's 'Mummification' Fall 2009 Collection
Honestly, it boggles the mind as to where one could possibly wear some of the other-worldly, fashion-forward designs of Iris van Herpen. Having said that, there is still something fantastic about the actual… MORE
Mafioso Jewelry
Mafioso Jewelry
'Vincent' Collection for Men is Inspired by the Russian Mob
When it comes to jewelry for men, there aren't many unique designs besides basic watches, mundane chains and ridiculous bling. Hannah Martin designs men's jewelry for the "decadent and dissolute, luxury… MORE
Playground-Inspired Seating
Playground-Inspired Seating
The Swing Bench Lets Adults Play Like Children Again
Up-and-comer Sang-Hoon Lee is a young industrial designer specializing in Design Management and 3-D modeling. Based in Seoul, South Korea, the designer’s latest work is a modernized version of the old… MORE
Retro Fortune Telling
Retro Fortune Telling
'The Housewive's Tarot' Encourages Drinking While You Interact
I thought that the trend of nostaligic looks back at life as it used to be were limited only to the art of the era, and in particular, pin-up style. Now for something that smacks of the fifties (at least… MORE
Science Lab Kitchens
Science Lab Kitchens
Concoct Your Own Chemistry Cuisine With Lab-Inspired Designs
It doesn’t take a gourmet chef to acknowledge that all cooking really is chemistry. Granted, looking at it that way takes the romance out of it, but at the very base level, the science of cooking is based… MORE
Interactive Medicine Ads
Interactive Medicine Ads
Glaxo's Panadol Ads Let You Solve Bad Scenarios
Ad agency, Memac Ogilvy of Dubai is responsible for this glorious series of interactive advertisements for Glaxo Smith Kline's Panadol brand pain reliever. The three clever little scenarios include a cacophany… MORE
Greening Snail Mail
Greening Snail Mail
Postal Delivery Gets a Eco-Friendly Makeover in Australia
Full-time Australian industrial design student, Adam Hobbs, has designed a pretty sleek-looking postal van with a self-contained Segway for the delivery of mail.  The Segway has been featured several… MORE
Accessories Made of Real Nature
Accessories Made of Real Nature
Perfectly Preserved Flowers and Butterflies by BelaBrazilia
Only being able to show you ten images of the many absolutely perfectly preserved works of nature by BelaBrazilian Designs was quite difficult. With perfectly preserved gorgeous natural beauties such as… MORE
Personalized Wooden Dolls
Personalized Wooden Dolls
Goose Grease Recreates Your Family Out of Wood
Goose Grease (out of Williamsburg, NY) has a unique and extremely cute series of wooden “people." Their small, custom painted characters, including pandas, knights, ninjas, conversations hearts (a perfect… MORE
Space Cadet Fashion
Space Cadet Fashion
These Angular, Extraterrestrial Designs Are Otherworldly
We've seen a number of futuristic fashions, and the works of Jo Cope, a UK-based conceptual designer, are part Jetsons and part Superwoman. Constructed mainly from hand-dyed wool fused with felt, the dresses… MORE
Dancing Facial Expressions
Dancing Facial Expressions
Hilarious Viral Ad for Cadbury Raises Eyebrows, Literally
After you watch this new ad for British candy and chocolate manufacturer Cadbury, you will agree that it is just a matter of time before knock-off versions will sprout up on YouTube. Fallon’s latest spot… MORE
Interactive Storytelling Jewelry
Interactive Storytelling Jewelry
Quirky Accessories That Tell a Story Each Time They're Worn
Interactive jewelry is a new concept found in the intriguing work of Allison Wells. Her pieces exercise elements of humor, play and interactivity. Wells suggests that the wearer gets "...more pleasure… MORE
TV Wire and Candy Wrapper Art
TV Wire and Candy Wrapper Art
Alison Bailey Smith's Creations Are Deliciously Eco
Alison Bailey Smith’s mantra is “Re-cycling Technology-Creating Art.” That is evident by the projects featured here, though it is not immediately apparent that all of them are make from discarded materials.… MORE
Geometry Tools For Art
Geometry Tools For Art
The Work of Bobo Miette Makes Spirographs Interesting Again
I guess we could have anticipated seeing it sooner or later, but the inspiration behind some of the incredible artwork by Bobo Miette is the use of that intriguing drawing system, the Spirograph! In addition… MORE
Seating That Folds Flat
Seating That Folds Flat
The Kada Stool is Flat-Packed Fabulosity for Small Spaces
In keeping with the idea of functional objects morphing from their flat-packed origins to their intended fully-functional purpose, this compact ‘Kada’ stool demonstrates this space-saving method with… MORE
Winged Bathroom Sinks
Winged Bathroom Sinks
Capellini's ‘Lavado' Marble Basin Looks Ready to Fly Away
Italian fixture designer and manufacturer Cappellini has captured the essence of something one doesn’t usually associate with bathrooms and sinks. The bird-like, winged effect of their new ‘Lavabo’… MORE
Geometric-Inspired Fashion
Geometric-Inspired Fashion
Futuristic Polyhedron-Style Shapes and Designs
This collection of futuristic clothing is the work of a 26-year-old London-based designer who identifies herself as Nada on her MySpace page.  Not offering much further information, it is hard to say… MORE
Gravity Defying Bookshelves
Gravity Defying Bookshelves
Neon ADDI Billy's Brother Shelf Looks Like It'll Tip
This ingenious bookcase appears to defy gravity in its leaning stance, but the work of ADDI, a Swedish design group, proves that things are never quite what they seem, and that designers continually seek… MORE
Fairytales for Grown-Ups
Fairytales for Grown-Ups
Mark Feldman's Skaffs Entertain With Enchanting Art
Melbourne artist Luke Feldman is better known as “Skaffs," an homage to his wide-eyed, animations and voluptuous figures. Feldman created a world of fairy tales, the latest being Chaff ‘n Skaffs. The modern… MORE
Metal Furniture
Metal Furniture
The Membrane Chaise Lounge Looks Ice Cold But So Cool
Although we have previously brought you anti-social furniture and furniture of all weird and wonderful kinds, metal seems a strange material to use to create a chaise lounge. Having said that, the metal… MORE
Organizational Obsession Furniture
Organizational Obsession Furniture
Folder Tables For Neat Freaks and Compulsive Planners
Some people have a strange fascination with file folders, and designer Dylan Freeth is obviously one of those folk. His set of four nesting tables, color coded like their cardboard counterparts, are equipped… MORE
Luxury To-Go Packaging
Luxury To-Go Packaging
Emma Smart Lunch Boxes Make Portable Meals Classy
There is nothing wrong with takeout lunches; for many cubies, it is a regular part of just about everyday. At last, someone has found a beautiful way to make takeout feel like a veritable special occasion. … MORE
Building Bricks from Waste
Building Bricks from Waste
HYmini POLLIBricks Made of Your Old Garbage
Doing even more besides their wind and solar portable chargers, HYmini has devised a truly ecological solution to many problems in one ingenious product.  Utilizing the now infamously offensive plastic… MORE
Castaway Plastic Art
Castaway Plastic Art
Recycled PET Bottles Turned Gorgeous Masterpieces
Gulnur Ozdaglar is the creative genius behind these exquisite and ethereally beautiful objects, which on first glance appear to be fine yet, yet these gorgeous objects are in fact made of recycled and… MORE
Pantone Fashion
Pantone Fashion
Gap Pop-Up Shops Themed Around Pantone Color 'Mimosa'
Pop-up shops are popping up all over the place. The latest retailer to cash in on the idea is GAP; they are also combining another aspect of what is hip, the Pantone color palette. Their store located… MORE
Architecture for Gamers
Architecture for Gamers
Sako FlatFlat Store Design Combines Real and Virtual Reality
This futuristic, hi-tech installation in the center of Harajuku, Tokyo, is in fact, an online game portal store for mobile phones. The Flatflat, the work of Sako Architects, was developed with NHN Japan… MORE
Webbed Nest Beds
Webbed Nest Beds
Cole Scego's Neon Orange 'Bird's Nest 'Lounge
Based in rural Missouri, Cole Scego is a self-described multi-discipline designer who creates furniture, fixtures and environmental design. His “Bird’s Nest” lounge, while extremely simple overall,… MORE
Fairy Tale Themed Hotels
Fairy Tale Themed Hotels
Grand Daddy's Goldilocks Trailer in South Africa
The South African Grand Daddy Hotel project, located in the center of Cape Town, features seven customized Airstream trailers, which local artists have embellished with several design themes. The latest… MORE
Grain Storage Homes
Grain Storage Homes
Gigaplex's Monte-Silo
Located by the Provo River in Woodland, Utah, this 1800 square foot, corrugated metal grain silo home is an interesting concept.  The work of Gigaplex Architects, who have produced silo style homes for… MORE
Candy-Colored Clay Jewelry
Candy-Colored Clay Jewelry
Bright Accessories That Look Good Enough to Eat
You might think the brightly colored shapes of Donna Kato’s millefiori necklace almost look good enough to eat, like candy, but think again. The intricately shaped and decorated pieces are actually formed… MORE
Offal Masterpieces
Offal Masterpieces
Gruesome Slaughterhouse-Inspired Artwork by Victoria Reynolds
Los Angeles-based artist Victoria Reynolds has a particular fascination with the creation, formation and animation of flesh. In order to make images with a "living presence," her carefully rendered drawings… MORE
Puzzling Public Buildings
Puzzling Public Buildings
The Crossword Mural is Solved with Clues Hidden in the City
The Crossword Mural is found on a building in Lvov. This urban project has a special twist in that to play, you have to find the crossword’s questions in various locations around the city. In order to… MORE
Swiss Cheese Architecture
Swiss Cheese Architecture
Bubbly ‘Boolean' Interior Installation at U of Tokyo
This surreal cafe installation can be found at the entrance to the Faculty of Medicine Experimental Research Building at the University of Tokyo. This work by Torafu Architects is called ‘Boolean’ and… MORE
Bright Contemporary Kid's Furniture
Bright Contemporary Kid's Furniture
GAB's Colorful Child-Friendly Designs
This compact but charming series from Italian furniture manufacturer GAB will inspire you to want to be a kid again just to have a super-trendy room to decorate. Although the designs have a grown-up simplicity,… MORE

Featured Ideas

Rock Star Human Rights Campaigns
Rock Star Human Rights Campaigns
Peter Gabriel's "The Hub"
Following the Rodney King riots of 1992 in L.A, Peter Gabriel (yes, that Peter Gabriel, formerly of Genesis) started an activist group known as Witness. He introduced his own “Youtube” style video community… MORE
Credit Crunch Architecture
Credit Crunch Architecture
Giant Houses Made of Cards, An Artistic Economic Metaphor
In these global economically trying times, the situation could metaphorically described as a House of Cards. It is hard to imagine the steady hand and patience some of these creations would required,… MORE
Monochromatic Chic
Monochromatic Chic
i-rEguLar and REguLar by Babara I Gongini
Based in Denmark, super-inspired Babara I Gongini’s fashion consists of what appears to be a pretty basic but functional clothing line. Even though the designs are very pared down and essentially basic… MORE
Bright Contemporary Kid's Furniture
Bright Contemporary Kid's Furniture
GAB's Colorful Child-Friendly Designs
This compact but charming series from Italian furniture manufacturer GAB will inspire you to want to be a kid again just to have a super-trendy room to decorate. Although the designs have a grown-up simplicity,… MORE
Cardboard Box Beds
Cardboard Box Beds
Nikolay Suslov Designs for Nomads and the Homeless
Hopefully you will never need one of these, but if you should find yourself homeless, or you are a traveling nomad, Russian designer Nikolay Suslov has a solution for you. Taking his inspirations from… MORE
Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Solar Powered Contact Lenses
No longer science fiction, the bionic eye is a reality now according to Government Technology engineers at the University of Washington. The contact lenses, which are solar powered and operate with integrated… MORE
Obama Baby-Naming
Obama Baby-Naming
Kenya Moms Favor 'Barack' and 'Michelle'
New Kenyan moms have marked the momentous occasion of Obama's election by naming their babies either Barack or Michelle.  More than half of the babies born at the New Nyanza Provinvincial Hospital in Kisumu,… MORE
Pop-Up Books for Grown-Ups
Pop-Up Books for Grown-Ups
Visionaire's
Remember the cute little pop-up books you had as kid? Visionaire's new Limited edition “Surprise” puts a decidedly wicked spin on the genre. The champagne company Krug has teamed with Visionaire,… MORE
Linebacker Shoulders
Linebacker Shoulders
Football-Inspired Fashion Plucked from the Gridiron
Not since Joan Collins paraded around 'Dynasty' (for those of you old enough to remember!) have over-the-top shoulders dominated women's fashion as prominently as they do now.  Sporting structural elements… MORE
Bomb Shelter Hotels
Bomb Shelter Hotels
Yotel Eyes The Kingsway Tunnels in London
Central London may be getting the next possible Yotel location, but this won’t be another fancy high rise. Simon Woodruffe's Yotel chain, famous for its capsule-style rooms that are offered at hourly… MORE
Seating to Promote Weight Loss
Seating to Promote Weight Loss
The Hobart I-Cool Chair
The cool looking Hobart I-Cool seat has been designed to reduce body weight while sitting. The concept accelerates calorie output through temperature regulation. The I-Cool is touted as the "first ever… MORE
Bicycle Chess
Bicycle Chess
3 Person Bikes: Built for 2 Players and a Driver
German bike and chess fanatic, Didi Senft has built a very special chess-related product in honor of the World Chess Championships, currently being held in Bonn, Germany, the first time it is has been… MORE
Personalized Kitchen Basins
Personalized Kitchen Basins
Dream Weaver Custom Sinks
If you're like me, you probably spend endless hours dreaming of your perfect kitchen sink. Besides something beautiful, the first on my list would be one that cleans itself! Now it seems that my dilemma… MORE
Anti-Theft Bike Designs
Anti-Theft Bike Designs
Innovative Ways to Keep Your Bicycle Safe, Indoors and Out
Bicycles are common modes of transport for many people, even more so these days. Bicycle theft, it seems is an even bigger problem in some cities, so much so that in London, it appears they are holding… MORE